The Push to Remove Engineers from the Skilled Occupation List

After being flagged for removal and the Department of Employment statistics showing no engineering skills-shortage in Australia since 2012-13, the government is still allowing Australian companies source engineers from overseas. Minister Peter Dutton has re-listed every engineering profession except mining on the Skilled Occupation List and The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) is not…

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2017 Citizenship Changes Explained. Almost…

We are getting people calling asking if they are eligible for citizenship, and the answer is actually more complicated than you think. The reason being the departments website says this. Am I eligible? The Australian Government is strengthening the requirements to become an Australian citizen. This includes: Increasing the general residence requirement, which means an…

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Changes to Australian Citizenship Laws

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has announced changes to Australia’s citizenship laws. Prospective Australian citizens will now face a tougher citizenship test and increased English language and permanent residency requirements. The current citizenship test will be altered in order to assess migrant’s commitment to Australia and their attitudes towards religious freedom, violence and equality. The…

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What is IELTS?

Our clients often ask us “What English evidence must I give?” “What score must I obtain with IELTS? What is IELTS? IELTS is the International English Language Testing System that assesses the English language skills of people who need to prove their English skills for a number of different situations, including Visa applications to Australia.…

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What is a Certified Document?

Our clients often ask us “What does it mean to have documents certified?” and “How do I get  my documents certified?” Here is a summary of how to have your documents certified and where to go to organise a certified copy. What is a Certified Document? A certified copy is a copy of an original…

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